Python Tutorial: Introduction

Thank you for visiting Python Land’s Python tutorial, the best place to learn computer programming using the Python 3 language.

Why should you read this Python tutorial?

I admit; there are many terrific tutorials out there. Why should you read this one, instead of the others?

Here are a few reasons:

  • This Python tutorial is practical. I kept the dry theory to an absolute minimum and focus on getting stuff done in the real world instead.
  • This tutorial is easy to read. No fancy prose is to be found here. People tell me I explain stuff in simple terms, making it easy to understand for everyone.
  • This Python tutorial covers the whole range of Python users: from absolute beginner to advanced programming.

What you will learn from this tutorial

You will learn about computer programming using the Python language. My goal is to make you understand the language and the ecosystem. After reading this Python tutorial, you will be able to continue exploring Python on your own. You won’t feel lost, but instead, you will know where to look when you’re trying to solve a problem.

To reach this goal, this Python tutorial covers a broad range of topics that will get you productive with Python:

I also included a few bonus chapters on different but very related topics, like using the Unix shell. Just take a look at the table of contents for all the details.

This tutorial is constantly evolving. New pages are added weekly, so make sure to check back regularly, and sign up for the newsletter to stay up-to-date!

Who am I?

Good question! What makes me eligible to teach you Python?

I’m Erik, and I’ve been a professional software engineer for more than 20 years. I used many programming languages, but Python is still my favorite! I love programming and building complex systems, but I also love to write. I decided to combine these two, by writing this tutorial and creating this website.

You can also find me on Medium, where I regularly write Python programming related articles:

Navigating the Python tutorial

You can browse the tutorial by using the menu at the right. While reading a chapter, you can use the links at the top and end of the page to continue to the next chapter and sub-chapter, or go back to the previous one.

if ready:
    print("Alright, let's get started!")

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